to September 2002
September 24, 2002 - Ethics of Peace and Conflict Resolution
Our guest speaker DR. Hossain Danesh, President, Landegg International University, Switzerland gave a facinating
and very timely presentation on " Ethics of Peace and Conflict Resolution" as the NGO/DPI conference earlier
the same month had been addressing " Rebuilding Societies Emerging from Conflict: A Shred Responsibility".
May 2, 2002 - Connecting Character to Conduct: Helping Students to do the Right Thing.
Our guest speaker, Roberta Richin, co-author of Connecting Character to Conduct,
offered an educative approach to building values in the context of The Special Session for Children
that was happening at the United Nations during that time.
March 14, 2002 - Women's Values Women from differnt regions of the world
who had been attending the 46th Session on the Commission on the Status fo Women (CSW), met
to discuss values from their regional and gender perspective.
January 7, 2002 - Thought Filled Spaces: Conversations
of the Heart (2) Approximately 3 weeks after September 11th,
The Values Caucus hosted a conversation where participants shared
with each other their experiences of that time and their hopes
for building the future. Each participant wrote down things
said by others which touched them personally. At the time the
question was asked, "What will be done with what we have written
down?" On January 17, those insights were reflected back to
us through the vision of performance artist Lloyd Lawrence.
4, 2001 – Thought Filled Spaces: Conversations of the
Heart. In a so many ways, things have changed in our lives
since September 11th. In a natural reaction to coping with the
events of that Tuesday morning, people have been reaching out
to each other in ways which they never have before. The NGO
community had this opportunity as well. The Values Caucus invited
all NGO's to participate in a conversation where we shared with
each other our experiences of these times and our heart-felt
hopes for building the future and discovering new and creative
ways of how we might work with each other.
3, 2002 - What Values Currently Drive Sustainable Development: Have they
Changed from Rio to Johannesburg? Co-Sponsored by the Earth Values Caucus we held a community
discussion at Stanton Center in the Major Groups Room during the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa
6, 2002 - Learn from the Past, Learn from the Future An intergenerational dialogue
on Values Co-Sponsored by the NGO Committee on Ageing, New York; Imagine Chile; and the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
as part of teh NGO Fourum on Ageing at the Second World Assembly on Ageing, Madrid.
6, 2002 - The Earth Charter: A Useful Tool for Governments? Ambassadors from
geographicallly diverse countries came together to dialogue on the question "How can the Earth Charter be a Useful Tool
for Govermnetns" and to explore the possibility of seeing the Earth Charter as a tool for meaningful valeus based change for the
implementation of Agenda 21. Our partners in hosting this Side Event for PrepCom 3 of the World Summit for Sustainable
Development (WSSD) were: Baha'is of the United States, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University; Center for Women, the Earth, the Divine;
Communications Coordinating Committee for the United Nations; Earth Values Caucus; Findhorn Foundation;
National Service Conference, American Ethical Union; Pathways to Peace; Peace Caucus.
7, 2002 - Joint Meeting of the Values and Spiritual Caucus Getting to know each other better in
terms of the values-based "work" we do on an individual basis and/or organizational basis within and
outside the United Nations
6, 2001 - Vision, Values, and Actions Create our Common
Future: Action Imperatives for Peace and Sustainability
Address by Dr. Ervin Laszlo renowned author and founder
of the Club of Budapest. Dr. Laszlo addressed personal, political,
and economic transformations needed to create a sustainable
future. Sharing insights from his new book Macroshift,
Dr. Laszlo described how quickly things are changing and how
our response will determine our common future.
In association with the Club of Budapest, USA and The Hague
Appeal for Peace.
series to date:
Juan Gabriel Valdes, Chile